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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 179–192.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Enrique Lima The historical novels of Sir Walter Scott, James Fenimore Cooper, and countless others have been interested primarily in exploiting the dramatic potential of historical events and the significant real and fictional personalities that took part in them. These writers are concerned...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 319–323.
Published: 01 November 2002
...RICHARD PEARCE NANCY J. PETERSON, Against Amnesia: Contemporary Women Writers and the Crisis of Historical Memory, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001), pp. 242, cloth, $46.50. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2002 2002 Postmodern Historical Narratives NANCY J. PETERSON, Against...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 May 2009
... article focuses on literary portraiture in the Jesus novel, a genre of historical fiction that emerged independently in different national literatures from the 1830s onward alongside several parallel developments, including the secularization of biblical scholarship, the rediscovery of early Christian...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Jonathan H. Grossman Critics have long conceded that the characters in A Tale of Two Cities are noticeably not fleshed out as individuals by the historical context of the French Revolution, and recently we have begun to figure out why: Dickens is depicting the French Revolution as a struggle to...
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Novel (1 August 2001) 34 (2): 293–308.
Published: 01 August 2001
... . Cambridge: Polity, 1986 . Kiernan , V.G. The Duel in European History: Honour and the Reign of Aristocracy . Oxford: Oxford UP, 1989 . Lukács , Georg . The Historical Novel . Trans. Hannah and Stanley Mitchell. London: Merlin, 1962 . MacKinnon , Catharine . Feminism...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 461–481.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Hamish Dalley Abstract Dominant theorizations of settler colonialism identify it as a social form characterized by a problem with historical narration: because the existence of settler communities depends on the dispossession of indigenous peoples, settlers find themselves trapped by the need both...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2019
... greet another round of visitors, endlessly repeating the political narrative of historical recuperation and hoped-for agency. As Amy C. Tang's Repetition and Race: Asian American Literature after Multiculturalism demonstrates throughout its pages, there is a kind of Asian American popular common sense...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Nathan K. Hensley This article suggests that by viewing world-historical situations recursively, we disclose links between apparently separate but structurally similar historical conjunctures and the cultural forms that mediate them. By examining three late-imperial texts—Robert Louis Stevenson's...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... For me there is no question that shifts in novelistic form are enabled by (and constitutive of) specific historical conjunctures, understood within a notion of contemporaneous historical formations. In order to understand what has made possible certain novelistic forms that are either dominant or...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ian Duncan The publication of English translations of Georg Lukács's The Theory of the Novel (1971) and The Historical Novel (1962) inaugurated a major development in North American criticism of the past half century: the turn to Continental theory for an identification of the novel with the...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 257–275.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Aarthi Vadde This essay proposes that Michael Ondaatje's novels develop an archival method that adapts the historical novel to the globalized era. Where Georg Lukács argued that the classical historical novel awakened national sensibility through the creation of psychologically complex characters...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
... firm grip on the historical referent of American chattel slavery. Focusing on Kindred, Wild Seed , and Parable of the Sower , which engage most directly with the history of American slavery, this essay argues that Butler's narratives of enslavement significantly diverge from the genre of the fantastic...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 94–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Catherine Fung Monique Truong's 2003 novel The Book of Salt is a fictionalized story of a gay Vietnamese chef who, while working in the household of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, briefly meets Paul Robeson and Ho Chi Minh. Rather than assume that the inclusion of historical persons...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... while it remained a historical reality. Faced with the notion that African Americans had “no family tree,” some black writers responded with novels that located recognizable bloodlines for African American families. But an unpublished novel by W. E. B. Du Bois offers a strikingly different analysis of...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 343–348.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., historically inside the field of civil society yet ideologically outside it, assumes a relentless antagonism to its norms. The division of narratives maps the conceptual antagonism between civil society, a collective composed of individuals and a formal system of regulated differences, and fanaticism, the...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 238–256.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Naomi Mandel This essay examines the role of fact and the injunction of fidelity to it in fiction about violent historical events. Taking as its starting point Jonathan Safran Foer's 2002 novel, Everything Is Illuminated (set in the wake of the Holocaust), and his 2005 novel, Extremely Loud and...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 August 2015
... historical phenomenon, one that informed wide swaths of the global periphery in the late nineteenth century. In Hunger , Hamsun invoked a history of economic development that endowed the starving body with transnational political significance. Restaging the naturalist novel's own approach to hunger, Hunger...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 400–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... counterpose conventional modes of novelistic figuration against the historical and social developments of actual speech figures. Alongside brief discussions of The Red Badge of Courage (1895) and Crane's shorter fiction, this essay traces in detail the figurative process of The Monster (1898). Published just...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... about historical contingency and how they operate in realist texts. The narrative model of emergency devised by such novels has antecedents in articulations of the improbable in canonical theorists of realism such as Georg Lukács, Fredric Jameson, and Njabulo S. Ndebele. The novelists' embrace of a...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 343–357.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Colleen Lye Not too long ago, nothing was deemed “real.” Now, however, everything seems to be. Why is that, and when did this shift occur? This afterword argues that the influence of an “Arrighian realism” is making itself felt in emergent historical materialist reassessments of how to measure...